Those who are eager to take the award winning media player XBMC 12 for a test drive will be glad to hear that it has now hit its second beta today. The updated free and open source media player now offers a variety of new enhancements. Users will notice bug fixes and more support for the Xbox 360 gaming controller. Some may even notice audio tweaks as well.
Those that are looking to get in the beta will need to make sure that their device is compatible with Neon processor code, which is something that a lot of the more recent smartphones have supported. Users on Android 4.2 will notice a vast amount of issues, but those issues are planned to be fixed when the next build comes along, and that shouldn’t be too far down the road. Those who want to download the .apk and take it for a spin should hit the download link below as well as hit the source link for more information. XBMC has a rather long post on their website detailing all of the changes and such. Those who own an Xbox 360 controller should check out the improved support for the controller, as they are actually doing some pretty cool stuff with it.
I’m excited to see where this project goes in the future. Aside form the bugs, it’s a fantastic media player and to see it improve would be awesome!
If you’ve downloaded the .apk and tested it out, what do you think of this next build? Let us know in the comments below!